To understand if our mental health and addiction system is meeting the needs of people and communities, we need to develop a way to monitor and assess this.
We have created a draft framework called He Ara Āwhina, which means pathways to support. This will be used to monitor, assess, and advocate for improvements to Aotearoa’s mental health and addiction system, including services.
The Commission consulted on our draft He Ara Āwhina (Pathways to Support) framework from 7 March to 19 April 2022.
The final framework will be used to monitor the mental health and addiction system (including services) from 2023.
Before the Commission developed He Ara Āwhina, we sought community feedback on why we should monitor mental health and addiction, what we should include in our monitoring approach, and how we should go about our monitoring work.
An expert advisory group (EAG) was set up to advise and guide us through the He Ara Āwhina co-development phase.